The inverter technology and associated improved energy distribution mean that the three operating modes – hot air, steam and microwave – can be used simultaneously with no problems; no other appliance in the world can do this. The appliance’s ingenious construction distributes the microwaves precisely within the oven, where they ensure that the food is evenly warmed through. V-ZUG’s new product is also the fastest steamer compared to any other V-ZUG steamer. It reduces cooking time by around 30 to 40 percent compared with conventional appliances. Plus, anyone wanting to regenerate or reheat food can benefit from the combination of the steam and microwave functions, which retains the food’s moisture and heats it in an extremely gentle way. In the assembly area, people are visibly delighted with this in-house innovation. “There are built-in programmes that are very practical”, explains Pirisi, as we stand in front of an appliance that is being used for testing purposes. He turns the CircleSlider, the iconic control function of the Excellence Line, to which this latest appliance also belongs. The microwave function demands even more safety precautions in the appliance’s technology and assembly. Thus, for example, the CombiSteamer V6000 45M PowerSteam has a different door to the regular CombiSteamer. Pirisi indicates two switches which guarantee that the appliance will only run when the doors are fully closed. “We need these extra functions on the door because of the microwave technology”, he explains. Talking of doors: the employees are also delighted with some small but special extras on the new V-ZUG product, such as the AutoDoor function, which elegantly, softly and quietly moves the handle-free, gleaming glass up and down. “A sort of Porsche among appliances”, Pirisi and Budak agree.